There's quite a lot happening in Basel in the pre-Christmas period. In addition to the well-established events there are lots of smaller and unusual ones.
Explore Basel's city events during the Advent period – for instance at Theater Basel, where a new window is opened each day in the “literary-musical Advent calendar”. The Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel (Toy Worlds Museum) and the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Cultures) present exhibitions relating to Christmas, while Basel's Marionettentheater (puppet theatre) features special Christmas performances for adults and children as part of its repertoire.
This year's Basler Stadtlauf (city run) takes place on 24 November, and numerous events will take place in Basel’s churches during the Advent period. Gospel Night in the cathedral (Münster) is one of the fixtures in the Basel Christmas calendar. Among the other many festive highlights are the Christmas variety show Palazzo Colombino at the Rosentalanlage and the “Harley Davidson Santas”.